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Aug 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
the latest. james? >> reporter: good morning. president obama and his national security team approached this day, the president's 52nd birthday, in a state of apprehension. the u.s. embassy compound in cairo is one of two does then u.s. installations that would have been open today but now the closed. heightened security was readily discernible. a senior lawmaker said chatter picked up by u.s. signals intelligence exceeds anything in more than a decade. the president's counter terrorism advisor and susan rice, the national security adviser led the response. rice chaired a principals committee meeting that included the secretaries of state and defense and the directors of the fbi, cia and nsa. another participant told abc news it is aimed at western, not just american interests. >> it is more specific. we are taking it seriously which i think you would expect us to do. yeah. there is a significant threat stream and we are reacting. >> reporter: the latest threat will likely revive the scarry week of september last year when there were riots which culminated in the fatal attack in benghaz
FOX News
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
crime down specifically. >> exactly like the jobs saved argument, when president obama said we're going to show you how many jobs we saved, you can't actually show jobs saved. you can't show the number of crimes deterred. there are three important words out of the debate yesterday. integral, behavior, deterrent. integral, part of policing. behavior, meaning it is not racial profiling, it is behavior, and then the third thing, deterrents. i have to say, i lived in washington, d.c. compared to new york city, bob, i would much rather be in new york city, much safer place than d.c. >> what is integral. >> are you kidding me? integral. you have to have it. >> i didn't know. >> remind us not to partner with you in scrabble. >> i don't even play scrabble. >> i played this weekend. >> did you? >> i did. >> first off, the reason why new york works and the other cities don't is because new york is better at it, they're not profiling nationality and color of skin, doing behavior. what they're doing is when you stop 5 million people, only have 10% result in arrest, good job. because what you're say
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Aug 29, 2013 1:00am PDT
president obama might attack syria. thingslicated. we'll have the story. also bradley manning on wanting to change his gender in a military prison. and thoughts on miley cyrus. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching tonight. the big event marketing the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech, the subject of tonight's talking points memo. all over the world people are honoring the memory of dr. king, an extraordinary speech on august 28th, 1963. in washington, people listened to a variety of speakers today with president obama as the headliner. president clinton described it as an observance of one of the most important days in american history. that's true. what mr. clinton and no one else mentioned there's today's event exclude black republicans and conservatives. all speakers were democrats. that was a glaring error, and does not indicate a desire for inclusion. most of the speeches were, however, uplifting and respectful to america, but not all. >> somewhere along the way whi
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
? i think bad numbers and bad policies are sinking that scenario. former obama adviser austan goolsbee is going to defend his man, but wisconsin governor scott walker will be here and take goolsbee to the woodshed. also, is obama man larry summers really jacking up on rates and knocking down stock prices? will he really be a tighter-fisted fed chairman than janet yellin? the markets seem to think so. but wasn't summers the big trillion-dollar stimulus spending guy in obama's first term? and speaking of fears, has team obama totally botched the egypt situation? there can be no compromise here, folks. american interests lie with the egyptian army, not with the radical and terrorist muslim brotherhood. all those stories and much more coming up this evening on "the kudlow report." beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." first up tonight, after delivering a number of economic growth speeches this summer, president obama has still failed to provide any economic growth message. in fact, the tax, spend, and mandate obama care plan is a hu
Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was posted on his facebook page. it is also going to be used as part of a film that he will use during his re-election campaign next month. the idea was to find out what people really had to say if he were driving a taxi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
obama is weighing to stop the use of chemical weapo weapons. >> reporter: the president obama administration said they will respond to this, the use of chemical weapons in syria. the goal is not to remove bashir al-assad, but to send him a message. >> it is not our intention t for scream changregime change. >> reporter: many feel a strike is unlikely to shift momentum in syria. >> in terms of shifting the momentum on the ground, it's not likely. target strikes are nor powerful in terms of the signally that they achievish and sending a very strong message that the u.s. of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. >> reporter: many believe the president left himself little choice but to response. this was one year ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: president obama has been hesitant to get involved in syria. the majority of american people don't want it, and former ambassador robert hunter said the administration is afraid of who could come to power if assad falls. >> then what happens? what h
Aug 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
is beginning to take shape around, yes, of course, the repeal of obama care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation sa
Aug 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national security agency whistleblower edward snowden. on thursday, snowden left the moscow airport where he had been sheltering for more than a month while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporter
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Aug 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. james? >> chris, good morning. president obama and his national security team approached this day, the president's 52nd birthday, not in a state of celebration, but rather one of apprehension. the u.s. embassy compound in cairo, egypt, is one of nearly two dozen u.s. installations that would normally have been open today, about is now closed. at the u.s. embassy in yemen, heightened security was ready discernible. a senior lawmaker told fox news that terrorist chatter picked up by u.s. signals intelligence exceeds anything witnessed in more than a decade. lisa monaco, the president's counterterrorism advisor, and susan rice, now the president's national security advisor, who led the interagency advice. rice chaired a principals committee meeting yesterday that included the secretaries of state and defense and directors of fbi, cia and nsa. still another participant in that session says it appears plotted at western, not specifically u.s. influence. >> we're taking it seriously, which i think you'd expect us to do. yeah, there's a significant threat stream, and we're reacting. >> t
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
that president obama mentioned the efforts, talking about the larger issues of college funding and those kinds of things. he also talked about spending efforts and efforts by the republicans on these matters. he the -- he made his thoughts known on it. [video clip] >> we had to make some modifications when it comes to long-term entitlement programs of a are here for young people when they are ready for retirement. we don't have an urgent deficit crisis. the only crisis we have is one that is manufactured in washington. it is ideological. we basic notion is that should not be helping people get healthcare and we should not be helping kids who cannot help themselves and whose parents are under resourced and we should not be helping them get a leg up. some of the proposals we have seen talk about even deeper cuts in programs like head start. even deeper cuts in education and support, even deeper cuts in basic science and research. that is like eating your corn seed. it is like being penny wise and pound foolish. if young people are not succeeding, if we are not spending on research and maintain o
Aug 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
pointed out. obama care. it is going to be fully implemented in the state of minnesota. where as in wisconsin, it is being rejected. so you might wonder, how in the world can life be so different when it is just a stone's throw across the river? let me give you a hint, folks. it's the republicans. it's the majority. the states around minnesota, the dakotas, iowa, nebraska, and wisconsin, they've cornered in on minnesota. but minnesota's progressive, all of these states i just mentioned, are being run exactly the way the republicans want to see their government run and it's failing. now you can make the argument that north dakota is through the roof. take oil out of north dakota and you have a pow patchy con my, i guarantee you. but when you talk about not employmenting obama care, not investing in education, going after worker's rights, stopping p em from protesting because there might be 21 people or 22 people because the number isn't correct, does that sound like america? does that sound like where communities want to go? since when do people go to the polls saying we want i
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
embassies. and a look at u.s. russia relations after the announcement that president obama has canceled his meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that is all next on "washington journal." ♪ is sunday,orning, it august 11 come up 20 13. it is today, resident obama began his week long vacation at martha's vineyard. today we will be discussing the state of u.s. relations with dive intoking a deep u.s. job numbers, and talking about recent al qaeda threats. before we do that we want to hear about the state of news media from our viewers. the pew research center's -- you research center released its biannual data and while there is still plenty of criticism about the industry, most americans continue to believe the media plays an important watchdog role. as we take you through that reports this morning, we want to hear your thoughts. he of us a call. we split our lineup -- we split our lines up by age group. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites, on twitter and facebook. you can also e-mail us at we want to take you to tha
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
-- before president obama takes action. give us a call on the republican democrats, and independents, the numbers are listed on the screen. if you are outside the u.s., it 585-3883. you can also catch us on twitter and facebook or e-mail us. a very good friday morning to you. i want to take you right to the headlines about syria and possible u.s. involvement today. here's the front page of "the new york times." to one of those british newspapers, "the guardian," out of london. prime minister said report shows damascus behind gas attacks. "the the front page of globe and mail" from canada. canada has no plans to participate in military strike. from a storyd you on the front page of the washington times obama may go solo against syria. president obama and his top aides try to rally support thursday for retaliatory strikes in syria. saying they remain convinced that assad used chemical weapons. british lawmakers questioned the thatgth of the claims forces loyal to present a used poison gas. u.s. intelligence officials are uncertain who control serious stockpiles of poison gas. core u.s.
Aug 21, 2013 2:00am PDT
and consulates closed bit obama administration a little earlier this month, you remember, because of a terrorist threat. it will only provide limited services since most of the employees were ordered to leave the country. that was weeks ago. britain and germany are reopening their embassies in yemen as well. >>> security forces in pakistan using 100 tons of metric bombmaking materials. terrorists taken into custody in the town of quetta. they found 80 tons ready to explode. >>> we're hear from david miranda and this happened after the detention on sunday flying from berlin carrying materials bound for a filmmaker. he tells anderson cooper that authorities took his laptop, phone and questioned him for hours leaving him afraid of what might happen. >> they changed agents. playing good cop/bad cop, all of them was telling me if i did not cooperate, i was going to jail. they did that for eight hours straight. they didn't let me get my lawyer. >> they're trying to interview him in the interview process and intimidate journalists and trying to get out out of the our job. >> british officials are defen
Aug 6, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and the author of wait until the midnight hour and dark days and the bright lights for to barack obama. the third is scheduled speaker is kendall thomas, who is traveling in from brazil. and unfortunately has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him and his absence. he's a mass producer of falcon and co director and co-founder of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia and university and is one of the editors of the critical race theory set for the movement. so we have three powerful sinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] welcome, kendall, it yourself comfortable and we are glad you made it. barack obama set up our conversation about blacks in the 21st century through his comments yesterday. but i want to put into a larger context because we are trying to take a backward and forward look on this conversation. where have we come to sense in the 50 years since the march on washington? at the same time, this particular moment is framed by the events. the first is in the three and a half weeks ago actually, the supreme
Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
. president obama coming up to capitol hill yesterday, meeting with house democrats and meeting with senate democrats. where he apparently got a lot of questions about the keystone pipeline and questions about rumors he might consider appointing larry summers, former treasury secretary under bill clinton, appointing larry summers to be the new head of the fed. a lot of members of congress unhappy with that prospect because they had such a terrible time with larry summers when he was treasury secretary. also, on the hill, the nsa came underfire in the senate judiciary committee, republicans and democrats raising serious questions about the big phone spying program of nsa. we'll bring you up to date on that and a whole lot more right here on current tv. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell
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Aug 8, 2013 10:00am PDT
of campaign-style features that president obama has been making across the country. selling his economic plan and calling republicans in congress the obstacles to true progress. >> now, unfortunately for the last year or so, we've had an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals that shift focus away from what do we need to do to shore up middle class families and create ladders of opportunity for folks to get in the middle class? and as washington heads towards another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. and that's why i'm traveling around, laying out my ideas for how we have to build the cornerstone of what it means to be middle class. a good job with good wages, a home to call your own, a good education, affordable health care that's there for you when you get sick. a secure retirement even if you're not rich. >> well, a new fox news poll finds the president's message may be falling on deaf ears. an overwhelming majority of voters 71% believe the new speeches are full of old ideas. we have team fox coverage. doug mcelway has more on the jobless nu
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
" this morning. obama weighing limiting strike on syria. they say the president is wearing a strike syria that would be a limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for serious use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent while keeping the u.s. out of deeper involvement in that country possible war. this according to senior administration officials. the timing of such an attack which would probably last no more than two days and involve -- lawrence cruise missiles and involve see launch cruise is dependent on three factors. completion of an intelligence report assessing syrian government culpability in last week's chemical attack, ongoing consultation with allies in congress, and a determination of the justification under international law. scott wilson joins us by phone now. he is white house bureau chief for the washington post. good morning. insight can you put forth this morning guest: on the administration's thinking it is notbut syria only a matter of if like you and tot how and when what extent they're going to do this. if it is going to be a symbolic punishment as w
Aug 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
. back here at home president obama is preparing for a busy week ahead as he embarks on the next phase of the economic push for the middle class. chris w-a good sunday to you, let's talk about the president's plans this week. what does he have on the agenda? >> reporter: good afternoon. he heads home this evening. among the topics of discussion will undoubtedly will be egypt. on tuesday things get light at the white house. president obama inactivities the 1972 miami dolphins who had a perfect season by the way that year to the white house. they were never recognized back in '73 when they actually won the super bowl at that point in time. former president richard nixon was immersed in the watergate scandal. at the end of the week president obama shifts his focus back to domestic policy, the economy. we'll hit the road for a two day bus tour. he'll head to buffalo, syracuse, binghampton, scranton where he'll be joined by vice president biden. he'll talk about college affordability. this is part of his broader goal of teeing up the fall budget battles with republicans. he already made sev
Aug 5, 2013 7:00pm EDT
obama has previously told us. >> now we have a new tower rising above the new york skyline and al qaeda is on the path to defeat. >> we've been able to decimate al qaeda. al qaeda has been decimated. >> so much for political hyperbole. now today white house press secretary jay karn ecarney reit the core of al qaeda remains greatly diminished. doesn't the core response to this threat request suggest otherwise? we have commander general wesley clark, former ambassador to the u.n. security council rich williamson and former deputy to the secretary of defense william brooks. let me go to you first, general. they narrow it down to zawahiri and al wahayshi on the peninsula. to your thinking what's the significance of that? >> first of all, we caught these guys talking so more is going to happen. secondly, we have closed embassies, positioned forces, probably done a lot of things we don't know about to get ready. by taking overt action, maybe we'll either defer the attack or force them to tip their hand and we'll preempt it. so i think it's a good decision by the administration to call the ale
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Aug 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds of people. he added, he has not made a decision yet on authorizing a strike. u.n. inspectors are collecting evidence at the site of the alleged attack are expected to leave syria on saturday and report their findings to u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. britain said it will hold off joining any military efforts against syria until that team releases its findings. it is not yet clear if the united states will wait. right now a number about u.s. lawmakers are urging congressional approval before any action is taken. syria denies gassing civilians, claiming rebels were behind the attack. according to syria's state news agency, president assad says syria will defend itself against any aggression. live team fox coverage. driven give is live at the pentagon. first to chief white house correspondent ed henry at the white house. what is the latest we're hearing from the president on all this, ed? >> reporter: good morning,
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
. america has come a long way in 50 years. and the fact that barack obama is president of the united states means we can finish this journey toward what dr. king dreamed about. >> i can't help but think 50 years lighter all the things that martin luther king talked about are in place, racism, poverty, inequality. to see an african-american president up there in front of the lincoln memorial today. think about barack obama who had just turned 2 a few weeks prior when the speech was made. his mother and probably his grandparents were watching it, living in a segregated country where fire hoses were turned on americans. what a moment today. put the politics aside. to see that man 50 years later standing on the same step where martin luther king stood. >> it is amazing. wla last night he had a reception at the white house. when i waps standing in the east room and they brought in dr. king's sister and i saw the picture of george washington and looked at president obama it brought tears to my eyes. i was only 8 years old when the march happened. they never could have dreamed that the president o
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
. what the man said just before me, it is all coming back in the military contracts. obama should keep his nose out of this because we at racism ofng on, we got all kinds white supremacy, and fox news is one of them. don't cut me off for saying this, but you know, this country has a lot of problems of their own. overe are always running trying to take care of other peoples conflicts. it is time for it to stop -- there is nothing we can do about it over there too much. host: thank you for the call. dean has a point on our twitter page -- our president peace prize winner will have us in a regional war, if not a world war if left unfettered. let me surelines, he with you the comments of carol lee, this piece from the egyptstreet journal," violence shows waning u.s. influence. they write the relationship between the u.s. and egyptian military government is breaking down host: again, that this morning from inside the "wall street journal." here is more with secretary of state john kerry as he spoke briefly to reporters. [video clip] >> all of the other parties, all of the opposition, all pa
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
message to congress would be to defund obama care and the immigration bill in the house, nothing should be done with it, because they should -- they should actually not vote on it, they should allow it to go, i am not for immigration reform at all. i think that the government is too large and that what congress should do is try to get limited government down to smaller government, as it should be, constitutionally. host: do you think that the republican should hold strong and d funding health care and shut down the government? caller: i think that they should defund obama care, that is it. obama care. we are talking about specific bills. the president is talking about going the other way. he sponsored the mandate on businesses. he himself is saying that with obama care, if he sees responses to obama care, why should he go ahead with it? i think we should defund obama care, not the government. host: ok. that was knowle, new york, independent caller. health care is certainly one of the issues that has come up at these town hall meetings, at many of them, whether republican, democrat, or i
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
Aug 10, 2013 3:00am PDT
time. here he is at the same event with president obama. oh, please, won't somebody just give me a puppy? or maybe a python? maybe a wooden plank i could break with my forehead? yeah, that putin, patented putin posture that i would prefer not to be here posture, that got kind of an affectionate mention today in the east room of the white house. >> i don't have a bad personal relationship with putin. when we have conversations, they're candid, they're blunt. oftentimes they're constructive. i know the press likes to focus on body language and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. but the truth is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> president obama in a press conference at the white house today saying that vladimir putin looks like the slouchy bored kid in the back of the classroom. it's not a surprise that the press conference today focused in significant part on mr. obama's relationship with the russian president since u.s./russian relations are all over the headlines right now. it's not ju
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
and on the side of president barack obama who have used these kind of organizations. so what we have said is if you want to engage in that kind of political activity, the law has a clear way to do it. there is another section, 527 of the law, irs code. you can spend as much money as you want since the supreme court decision and citizens united but here is the key. it's required that you disclose, that you tell the public that the public know who is funneling millions of dollars into these political campaigns. and i think everybody agrees, at least most people agree, that the health of our democracy depends on the public having that kind of information. you should not have millions, in fact, hundreds of millions of dollars of secret money flowing into political campaigns. >> congressman advice vchris va, good to see you. >> you too. >> any chance that daryl issa that progressive groups are listed along tea party groups for reviews? his group told the "national journal." how much have tried to target the investigation over? >> well, chris i would never want to bet a him being deterred from
Aug 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
as the arab league have declined to back military strikes. but for members of the obama administration, there's no doubt the so-called red line has been crossed. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change, they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that pro hibltsds the use of chemical weapons. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partner. >> but if you were to come, you are ready to go like we will actually speak to senator mccain about the crisis in syria a little bit later on "morning joe." >>> here in the states a syrian hacker group is taking credit for the shutdown of "the new york times" website yesterday. it is the second time this month the times site has gone down. for several hours the syrian army warned them of the malicious external attack and advised staffers to be careful about e-mailing sen
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
that the ongoing but a u.s. official confirmed for fox news the indictment has been issued. president obama was asked on "the jay leno show" last night whether his reaction to the new terrorist threat might have been an overreaction in the wake of obama, and he said, i'm sorry in the wake of benghazi. he said one thing i have tried to do as president is not overreact but make sure as much as possible the american people understand that there are genuine risks out there. now the indictments come days after republican members of congress put new pressure on the incoming fbi director james comey to renew focus on the investigation into benghazi, bill. bill: curious, what congress is saying about this what have you heard from lawmakers about the progress or lack thereof 10 months down the road? >> reporter: there are republican critics of the president saying more should have been done sooner. they're questioning why none of the suspects have actually been arrested. darrell issa. bill: chairman of the oversight committee, republican from california, said usama bin laden was criminally charged l
Aug 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
of president obama." >> and that's all we have time for this morning. back to you. >> if we did the subtitle of richard's book we would run into chuck's hour as well. >> i want to say something, i have to go on record with this ben affleck thing. this is funny, we make a big deal but he's had a great career comeback with the town and -- >> "argo" so he directs himself and does well. he's had bombs when he does this stuff and we had a huge debate in the office over who has had a better career, him or matt damon because they're so linked. affleck had a better last couple years and this is a disastrous mistake. >> i think he's going to be great. >> really? >> i think it's -- like when daniel craig did james bond no one expected him to pull it off because daniel craig was too serious, reinvented the james bond character. i think affleck will do the same with batman. every woman will be happy. i am be standing in line to see it. >> very quickly here, during the british invasion, the -- no. why are we against affleck? i don't understand. >> when he goes for these big commercial movies he seems to
Aug 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield, my argument is question it is. >> i take a question from the scottish national party. >> does he know if there are any plans over the last few days for any military action before next week, planned at all against syria? >> i obviously can't discuss the details of potential action in detail in front of this house, but i can tell the house that american president and i have had discussions that have been reported in th
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
have such a dramatic effect on the egyptian military. and third is the obama administration has been very clear that they are not interested in using the aid as political leverage and this issue has come up several times since the 2011 revolution. the position hasn't changed. we shouldn't expect that they're going to change their mind and suspend the aid any time soon. host: describe the pressure in congress that you mentioned. how deep is it? how severe or heavy is that pressure and who is it coming from? guest: sure. the pressure for conditions on aid came from the morsi government was elected and congress passed into law several restrictions on the aid that would have required the obama administration to cut off the aid if the morsi government vnt having done several different things in the area of political and economic liberalization. the morsi government didn't do any of those things. e obama waived those restrictions and nullifying congressional attendance and gave egypt the aid anyway. then what happened was there were several people in congress, the chairman of the state and
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am EDT
sun."oss vegas sas vegas host: good morning, it is monday, august 19, 2013. president obama returned from his weeklong vacation yesterday and is scheduled to hold meetings today at the white house am including one with his leave financial regulators. later he will hit the -- later he will hit the road with a two- day bus tour. meanwhile, political situations in egypt remained tense. looming on the horizon is another debt ceiling and budget battle and the implementation of the country virtual health care law. with so money issues on his plate we want to hear from you about what you believe is the most important issue facing the president. what should his top priority be right now? phone lines, our are open. republicans can call at -- we want to take you to this front page story. --ma returns to tough agenda comments are already coming in on her facebook page on this issue. we ask you what is your priority with the president's agenda right now? a few comments coming in. darrell writes in it doesn't matter what the public wants, -- we will be taking your calls and comments on t
Aug 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
. breaking news and shocking video as the death toll climbs in egypt. pressure grows on president obama. also, with his little girl's life on the line, a father confronts chris christie for the signature he believes can save her life, allowing 2-year-old vivian wilson the medical marijuana she needs. her dad joins me along with dr. sanjay gupta. >>> later, my conversation about trayvon martin, the n word and race in america. >>> we begin with the growing carnage in egypt and what if anything america can do to stop it. the second part of that, what to do is unclear. the cost in human lives is plain to see. moments ago, the muslim brotherhood spokesman announcing over twitter that friday will be a day of anger, calling for marches toward cairo's center after noon prayers. also tonight, the death toll from yesterday's clashes revised upwards significantly. the state-run tv station in egypt saying at least 580 people were killed in fighting yesterday, and 4,000 wounded. 580 killed, 4,000 people wounded. eye witnesses say the killing mostly at the hands of government forces, firing live ammunition
Aug 2, 2013 1:00am EDT
i do come here in the spirit of partnership to identify those reforms. i note that president obama has already signed seven of the so-called partisan and meaningless bills which he on a regular basis despices in his speeches. he's responded to the employer community by delaying the employer mandate. i wish he would also extend mandate relief to rank and file americans and their families by also delaying the individual mandate. but i'm going to ask you a few pointed questions here. do you think the administration could support as another possible measure repealing the definition of full time of 30 hours which it's never been popularly understood to be and restoring the traditional 40 hour definition as it applies to this act? >> i'll start by saying i'm not the right government official to answer that question. i would defer to treasury on those type of policy calls. >> that's not mine either i'm afraid. >> the tax code, of course, is your forat the so i'll ask you this. can you point to any places where full-time is defined as being 30 hours a week? >> i will look into that and get
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